The NISP instrument on board the Euclid ESA mission will be developed and tested at different levels of integration
using various test equipment which shall be designed and procured through a collaborative and coordinated effort. The
NISP Instrument Workstation (NI-IWS) will be part of the EGSE configuration that will support the NISP AIV/AIT
activities from the NISP Warm Electronics level up to the launch of Euclid. One workstation is required for the NISP
EQM/AVM, and a second one for the NISP FM. Each workstation will follow the respective NISP model after delivery
to ESA for Payload and Satellite AIV/AIT and launch. At these levels the NI-IWS shall be configured as part of the
Payload EGSE, the System EGSE, and the Launch EGSE, respectively. After launch, the NI-IWS will be also re-used in
the Euclid Ground Segment in order to support the Commissioning and Performance Verification (CPV) phase, and for
troubleshooting purposes during the operational phase.
The NI-IWS is mainly aimed at the local storage in a suitable format of the NISP instrument data and metadata, at local
retrieval, processing and display of the stored data for on-line instrument assessment, and at the remote retrieval of the
stored data for off-line analysis on other computers.
We describe the design of the IWS software that will create a suitable interface to the external systems in each of the
various configurations envisaged at the different levels, and provide the capabilities required to monitor and verify the
instrument functionalities and performance throughout all phases of the NISP lifetime.